If you get an Uber and your driver speeds, it isn’t your word against theirs if you want to complain. That’s because Uber has announced that it’s started to use gyrometer and GPS data to keep an eye on the behavior of its drivers.
Modern helmets are very good, but BMW must think they aren’t quite what they could be. So at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the German motorcycle brand is showcasing helmets with Heads Up Displays (HUDs)—oh, and bikes with laser beams. I love the future.
Many luxury vehicles offer a 360-degree view around your car on the dashboard which makes squeezing into tight parking spots much easier. Magellan now offers the same omnipotent vision to your junky ride with a new GPS nav unit that can connect to cameras mounted all around a vehicle.
Ever thought your GPS system said you’d gone further than you expected? A new study dives into the statistics behind the satellite-based positioning service—and finds that overestimates in distance are inevitable based on the way measurements are currently made.
This golden slice of visual perfection is a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite. It underwent final encapsulation inside its four-meter diameter protective payload fairing on October 21st at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
There’s a little trick in that picture above, a bit of a fudge with the new Mazda Miata’s GPS that sort of explains the whole ethos of the car.
A touchscreen GPS navigator that works in the wilderness and that you can wear on your wrist? That’s a neat idea, but not one that Garmin’s been able to realize with this new Epix. Allow me to explain.
I just moved to a new city, and I live and die by my phone’s GPS. But as a result, I’ve realized that I still don’t know anything about how the city is laid out, nor can I make a simple drive to my friend’s house—where I’ve been many times—without my GPS navigating me. If your sense of direction is similarly lacking…
Apparently, at least a portion of Russia’s fleet of Su-24 Fencers are running on handheld Garmin-like GPS systems in addition to their aging inertial navigation systems, as seen in this photo tweet showing a Fencer refueling from an Il-76 Midas tanker.
Ever contemplated going to war with America, but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone…
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road.
Note that this plane was traveling over 400 MPH. Planes are faster than your car ever will be. Or your phone's navigation function, for that matter.
On Sunday night, 22-year-old Philadelphia resident Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was abducted from her neighborhood in a terrifying kidnapping caught on security camera video. The good news is that she has been found safe and sound, thanks in part to an unlikely police aid.
It's the nightmare scenario. Your child is having an asthma attack and you need to rush her to the hospital, but your car won't start. It happened to Mary Bolender, but it wasn't a mechanical issue. Her lender had remotely disabled her car for missing a payment.
I recently got to experience the OnStar-based eNav "GPS lite" that GM offers to customers too cheap to order the proper map-based navigation. Those people may have saved a few bucks at the dealership, but they're going to pay for the duration of their vehicle ownership with pain and suffering.
It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates.
If you have a low opinion of "buy here, pay here" car dealerships thanks to their 20 percent interest loans, bi-monthly payment requirements and aggressive repossession tactics, wait until you hear about their latest strategy for getting cars back from owners who fall behind on payments.
If you're hitting the road this summer, you probably want a solid GPS with you to make getting to your destination a little easier. Whether you just use your phone or you prefer a stand-alone unit, there are pros and cons to each, and this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.
As anticipated, Google expanded its burgeoning global empire on Tuesday by buying the Israeli social traffic and mapping service Waze. You might recognize Waze as the GPS app with a soul. Pretty soon you're going to know it as the thing that made your commute bearable once and for all.